Chapter 2. What's Next? Our Road Ahead

Before getting into the details of Android development, we'll take a look at our "road ahead." This chapter provides an overview of what is covered in this book, and why it's covered in the order we will cover it.

You will see the logical progression throughout the book of how each chapter builds upon the previous ones. We'll move from setting up the IDE in Chapter 3, to learning how Android works in Chapters 4 and 5, to adding exciting visuals and user interfaces (UIs) in Chapters 6 through 8, to adding interactivity and complexity in Chapters 9 through 11. The final chapter inspires you to keep learning about the more advanced features of the Android platform.

Your Android Development IDE

In Chapter 1, you ...

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